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DOE makes the right move by recommending to relocate the Moab, Utah uranium pile from the banks of the Colorado River

April 7, 2005 


Yesterday, DOE made the surprising announcement recommending the relocation of the Moab, Utah Uranium Mill tailings pile away from the Colorado River. Since the late-1990's, POGO has voiced concerns about the government's plan to place a cap over the uranium pile rather than move it to a safer location.  Capping the pile would have allowed the uranium tailings, located in a 130-acre unlined pile about 750 feet from the Colorado River, to continue to seep into the river, the source of drinking water for more than 25 million residents in California and Arizona and home to several endangered species of fish.

For more information on this issue, please visit:

POGO's Public Comment on Capping verses Relocation – POGO Urges DOE to do the "right thing" and save the Colorado River … Again.  February 23, 2005.

POGO Alert – Big Victory for Colorado River and Those Who Drink From It.  October 11, 2000.

POGO Alert – Bill Hedden to Receive POGO 's 1999 "Beyond the Headlines Award."  January 12, 2000.

POGO Investigative Report - NRC Sells Environment Down the River: Radiation Flows Unchecked into the Colorado River.  March 23, 1999 

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